Pre-Professional Biology

The Pre-Professional concentration in the Biology major approaches rigorous scientific investigation as a natural outgrowth of a Christian worldview, facilitating the development of knowledge, skills, and character necessary to produce graduates prepared to pursue a career, or graduate study, in the life or health sciences. Students in this program will gain a basic understanding of Biology and its relationship to the other natural sciences, as well as develop vital skills used by professionals in the field of Biology, such as problem-solving, critical thinking, laboratory skills, data analysis, communication of scientific results, and the use of relevant published scientific literature to acquire knowledge. Experience working as a member of a team, learning to contribute individually and in a group, as well as developing ethical reasoning and decision making based on a Biblical perspective are all parts of the Biology major.

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Minors

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Teacher Education

Program Layout

The Pre-Professional concentration in the Biology major is a 126 hour program that includes 71 hours of general education courses (including 30 hours of Bible and Theology), 15 hours of open electives, and 40 hours in Biology-specific courses. Classes include Biology, Chemistry, and Genetics, and students are able to tailor 11 credit hours to the field of their choice in preparation for their career and/or graduate school.